Standing Committees

Within the Office of the Vice-President, Academic, there are two Standing Committees which oversee the adjudication of two different awards:

Notes on The Sterling Prize

The Prize Committee is looking for work that challenges complacency.  The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy is awarded annually to a recipient whose work presents new ways of looking at the world, ways that are daring and creative.  Whether a student, a staff member, an academic at SFU, or a member of the community who has a connection to the University, the prize winner is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience.  The winner receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation at the Centre for Dialogue.

The Sterling Prize Committee would appreciate receiving notice of intention to nominate.  Whether you’re planning to put together a nomination package, or would like to suggest an individual whose work merits consideration, please contact the committee at 778.782.3925 or vpacad@sfu.ca

Check here for additional information about the Sterling Prize.  The nomination form is attached.